Church restoration talks fall through
- 2004.11.06 B92:
Church restoration talks fall through | 17:44 November 06 | SRNA
PRISTINA -- Saturday - Discussions regarding the restoration of damaged
churches and monasteries in Kosovo yielded no results today.
The Council of Europe's General Secretary Terry Davis met with Bishop
Artemije of the Rasko-Prizren Eparchy to discuss the matter. The Serbian
Orthodox Church decided to stick with the decision it made in September of
this year, to break the agreement regarding the restoration of sacred
buildings which church representatives signed with UNMIK in June.
Bishop Artemije said that the church, as owners of the property, have the
right to decide who will restore the churches and monasteries, and not have
others decide for them, especially not those who were responsible for the
Davis confirmed that the talks were unsuccessful and said he was
"disappointed" with the outcome.
"He signed that memorandum in June, and since then has not given any new
arguments that would justify his current stance." Davis said of the church
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